The former Toulouse could well be the reinforcement expected in Barcelona, the case of the Danish player, Christian Eriksen questions the Italian press, and the return of the Champions League makes the headlines everywhere in Europe, here is the Xtratao Media press review of February 18.
First shock for the return of the Champions League
The Champions League is back on Tuesday and a shock in particular makes everyone salivate: Dortmund – PSG. The poster makes the front page of L’Équipe, we found Hummels facing Neymar, Favre facing Tuchel with this sentence: “Paris must break the curse”.
The memories of the past that we also find at France Football but the magazine wants to be much more optimistic with this message “Even not afraid”.
For Le Parisien (French Daily Newspaper), the pressure is on Neymar’s shoulders, after 6 hectic months between injuries and vague soul, It is up to him to show all his talent.
Besides in Germany, the press wonders how they are going to stop the Brazilian star, Neymar JR as well as his supersonic sidekick Kylian Mbappé.
Braithwaite in pole position for Barça
In Spain, the prize won by Lionel Messi yesterday is in the background. The Argentinean won the Laureus Award, rewarding the best sportsman of the year.
However, it is the former Toulouse player, Martin Braithwaite who made the headlines. The Danish striker playing in Leganés became within a few hours the number one track to replace Ousmane Dembélé, in the form of a medical joker. The news obviously made the headlines in his country, Denmark. Nothing has been signed yet, but it is burning according to the Spanish press.
Rebic more decisive than Ibrahimovic
Finally on the Italian side, the Croatian Ante Rebic scored again! Yesterday against Torino, AC Milan could once again count on their goalscorer to make the nets shake.
The former Frankfurt striker is now 5 goals from 5 games, enough to steal the show from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Among the internal rival, the Eriksen case begins to raise questions. “It went from super kick from the transfer window to total mystery,” writes the Quotidiano Sportivo.
It must be said that Antonio Conte does not fully trust him for the moment. He has held only once since his arrival in January.